JOHNNY BOYCHUK NEWS

Islanders Cruise to 8-1 Victory Against Oilers

Anders Nilsson was hoping to have a strong performance in his first career game against the team that drafted him. But the New York Islanders scored three first period goals sending Nilsson to the bench and routing the Edmonton Oilers, 8-1 at Barclays Center. Johnny Boychuk scored the opening goal with a blast to kick off the scoring. It was No. 55’s first goal in his second game...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Climb Back Into Playoff Picture Against Oilers

When: Sunday, February 7, 2016 Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Time: 2:30 PM EST TV: MSG +  (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) Fresh off one of their worst losses of the season, the Islanders will look for to salvage their weekend of play this afternoon, when they take on the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton is...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/7/16

Johnny Boychuk returned Saturday afternoon for the New York Islanders, but a lack of urgency from the team led to a disappointing 5-1 loss. After a hard-fought game this past Thursday against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders seemingly went to Detroit unprepared. Islanders’ goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, was pulled from the game about halfway through the second period after allowing...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Rebound Against Detroit After Setback in Last Game

When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI Time: 2:00 PM EST TV: MSG +2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) Alex Ovechkin let the air out of the Islanders tires on Thursday as he scored the game winning goal to give the Capitals the win in regulation 3-2. The Isles goals came off the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/6/16

The New York Islanders are in Detroit to begin the first leg of their back-to-back game slate which finishes up at Barclays Center tomorrow afternoon. Coming off of a tough 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, the players should look to come out with the same intensity over the next 48 hours as they did against the team which eliminated them from the playoffs last...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Will Try to Tame Wild in Brooklyn

WILD (23-17-9) at ISLANDERS (25-16-6) When: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Time: 7:00 PM EST TV: MSG + 2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) A well rested New York Islanders squad will try to get February off to a good start against a Minnesota Wild club that was really struggling...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/2/16

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Back in Action After an exciting all-star weekend with John Scott at the center of the hockey world, teams from across the NHL are back in action tonight to kick off the second half of the 2015-2016 season. New York Islanders captain and 2016 Metropolitan Division All-Star captain John Tavares had a successful weekend as he won the shooting accuracy...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tweets of the Week: 1/25 to 1/31

Reminder: If you are using #Isles and tweeting good stuff about the Boys of Long Island-Brooklyn, we’ll be watching you. By the time anyone reads this, the Islanders will have been out of action for eight days due to the NHL All-Star break. With a torrent of games in February, the Isles should be fairly well-rested and with a captain fresh off captaining a Metro All-Star squad...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Rails – Oh Captain, My Captain

Warning: the following column is equal parts sass, sarcasm, silly, and all Islanders. Naturally…it’s On the Rails. Well that was a quite a snow storm we had in New York this past week, huh? I hope everyone dug themselves out with no issues and are getting back on track with their lives. Of course if you work for the LIRR, just keep on being late and doing your thing. It’s not...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Give and Takeaways – Week 4

The All-Star break is upon us and Islanders hockey comes to a standstill yet again. With only four games played in the previous 2 weeks (would have been five if not for Jonas), we’ll go back over that span to see how the Isles have been performing heading into the break. 5v5 Fenwick Close “5v5 Fenwick Close” is often considered one of the best ways to evaluate a team’s...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 01/26/16

With last night’s 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the New York Islanders have officially entered the All-Star break, possibly in a Wild Card spot for the playoffs. A New Jersey Devils win tonight means the Islanders would drop out of third place in the Metropolitan Division; which probably isn’t what Islanders fans envisioned going into this season. The good news is that the...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Boychuk close to return, joins teammates for skate

The New York Islanders saw a familiar face back on the ice Monday.Veteran Johnny Boychuk participated in the team's optional skate prior to its contest versus the Detroit Red Wings. Coach Jack Capuano was more than pleased to see the 32-year-old, who has been sidelined eight games with a shoulder injury following an attempted check on Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel on Dec. 31...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insights Top Shelf: Good News, Bad News

The Islanders will hold practice today (in East Meadow, Long Island) before heading up to Ottawa for tomorrow evening’s game against the Senators. Some bad news came from the team yesterday as Arthur Staple reported Adam Pelech’s season was most likely over after a “freak incident.” Not much more is known about the cause, or his current condition. The silver lining is two...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tweets of the Week: 1/11 to 1/17

Reminder: If you are using #Isles and tweeting good stuff about the Boys of Long Island-Brooklyn, we’ll be watching you. Neither the presence of Johnny Boychuk, nor Travis Hamonic were required for a nearly-perfect 2-0-1 week for the Islanders of Brooklyn homestanding. While John Tavares hasn’t scored a goal in six games, victories over the Blue Jackets and Rangers saw the Isles...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/18/16

The Islanders are not only proving something to the rest of the NHL but are currently showing themselves that they are capable of winning with two of their top defensemen (Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic) out of the lineup. Yesterday, against the Vancouver Canucks, the Islanders dominated in almost every statistical category of the game but were unable to acquire two points. However...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 1/12/16

All it took was one tweet from Arthur Staple to give New York Islanders fans nightmares right before bed last night, but that’s the only knee-jerk reaction after discovering both defenseman Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk would be out through the All-Star Break after 10 o’clock at night. When it rains it pours, I guess. Despite their place in the standings, the Islanders have...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Hamonic to Miss 2-3 Weeks

The Islanders’ blue line may have gotten a little thinner for longer than expected. Newsday’s Arthur Staple broke the news late Monday night that Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic will miss 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury. Previously the prognosis on the 6-2, 205-pound defenseman was day-to-day. #Isles will be without Travis Hamonic (lower) for next 2-3 weeks, Newsday has...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Isles Place Boulton on IR, Call Up Mayfield

With Johnny Boychuk already sidelined by an upper-body injury, the Islanders may have lost another defenseman as Travis Hamonic appears to have been injured in Thursday’s loss to the Washington Capitals after taking a puck to the left foot. According to Newsday, the team, already stretched thin on the blueline, has recalled Scott Mayfield from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. To make...
Via Islanders Insight
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Adam Pelech?

First, Johnny Boychuk is out and everyone wants him back as soon as possible, but until that happens… Scott Mayfield, No, Ryan Pulock, No, Adam Pelech is taking his place on the Islanders roster again tonight against the Washington Capitals. This marks the second stint this season in which Pelech has been called upon to fill out the Islanders roster and not Mayfield nor Pulock...
Via Islanders Insight
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Insights Top Shelf: Time to Regroup: 1/5/16

The New York Islanders are in the midst of a four day break, giving the club some time to regroup after a wild 10 game stretch. During those games, the Islanders ran the gambit of ways to win and lose games; by a lot, a little, complete games, lazy games – you name it, they did it. The team’s New Year’s resolution should (hopefully) boil down to one word: Consistency. Though...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Timing Is Everything: 1/3/16

The “Johnny Boychuk is Injured Era” began last night for the New York Islanders and the team, not surprisingly, gave up a lot of goals. Five to be exact in a 5-2 defeat against Sidney Crosby and his teammates. Honestly, let’s hope it’s not an entire “Era” the Islanders experience without Boychuk in the lineup, but a definite shift in play was to be expected and it was...
Via Islanders Insight
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Will Try to Pace The Penguins Tonight in Pittsburgh

New York Islanders (21-12-5) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (18-15-4) When: Saturday, January 2, 2016 Where: Consol Energy Center Time: 7:00 PM EST TV: MSG + 2  (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The New York Islanders are 21-12-5, winners of 3 of their last 4 contests and have the second highest point total in both the...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Life Without Boychuk: 1/2/16

Bad news got a little worse for the New York Islanders yesterday. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk was placed on the IR with an upper body injury after he skated hard into the boards with less than five minutes to go in Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Boychuk was able to skate, but he was helped by trainers off the ice. Adam Pelech has been recalled from...
Via Islanders Insight
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Nick Leddy Remains Goalless Heading Into 2016

It’s hard to believe that, after a breakthrough inaugural campaign with the New York Islanders, linchpin defenseman Nick Leddy is still searching for his first goal this season as the calendar turns to 2016. In the 2014/15 campaign, Leddy tallied a career-high 10 goals, and equaled his career-high with 37 points. If the Islanders are to cement their place in the upcoming playoff...
Via Islanders Insight
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders' Boychuk misses hit on Sabres' Eichel, placed on injured reserve

The New York Islanders began the new calendar year on Friday by placing veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk on injured reserve.Boychuk suffered an upper-body injury when he attempted to check Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel and collided into the boards with 4 1/2 minutes to play in New York's 2-1 victory on Thursday. Coach Jack Capuano initially told Newsday following the game that...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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